DBFView - the most popular DBF editor and viewer in the world! DBFView supports dBase, Clipper, FoxPro, Visual FoxPro and other DBF formats. DBFView is a compact but powerful tool for viewing, editing, and printing DBF-format databases.
We were interested because our users needed something quick and easy to view dbf files and we did not want to use FoxPro. We had another utility that works on Windows 95 and NT but would not work on Windows 98. We tried using Excel but it would only read up to 65,536 records and some of the files they look at are larger than that. I had looked at another dbfviewer but it did not have all the functionality that yours has.
We have installed Access 2000, and the export data from access to dBase destructs actually all file structures (thank you, guys from MS!) of the DBase files in a manner that dBase doesn't recognize them as dBase files... I have to support an old Clipper/dBase based program. I was looking for a documentation tool for dBase because we still use a Clipper compiled programm that uses dBase files. Then I found Your program and thought i could see the structures of the files: I can! Hey fine! I also can see the contents of the files even if the Access derived files have a mistake in the second byte (at least) of the exported files. And I can modify the contents of the fields. Even better!
I don’t do a lot of work with databases, but in connection with a research project I got hold of a CD with a 30-meg DBF file on it - 74,624 records, 23 fields, total of field widths 414 characters. At first I tried copying the file to the hard drive and reading it with Quattro Pro. This was possible, but it was slow, and pushed the program to an intolerable number of illegal errors leading to shutdown. So I went on the net and searched for DBF readers, hit apycom.com pretty soon, read the home page and decided DBFView sounded useful and inexpensive, downloaded it, and have found it to be very serviceable. The program was easy to install, reads quickly from the CD-ROM drive, finds individual records reliably and quickly enough for my purposes, and in general seems like a tremendous bargain.
I found DBFView after a lengthy search on the net. I was looking for an interface that could provide a view, update, and edit interface for a large database that could reside on an internet drive (like X-Drive), where I and co-workers out of state could access and quickly update our numbers (basically job/data tracking for telecommuters). The company does photo-editing (school, corporate, restorative work) utilizing high-speed internet, waveform compression, and some good computer artists. Maybe 5000 negative scans per year.
Anyway, nobody wanted to install full-blown database programs, sql server or the like, the company is not that big, nor is the data itself considered critical. So for this type of user, your interface provides clean, quick, simple, no syntax required, put the data in and go. Others I looked at tried to do the same but usually forget the "people element", and I don't have time to learn sql syntax and help them complete their programs. (Incidently, I used to have a lot of fun programming DBase II and III, then I saw Access and cried).
First off I would like to tell you what a great product DBFView is. I'm trying to convert a large dbase file into SQL Server and the dbf file is giving me a great deal of problems, and DBFView has allowed me to go in and find the records with problems and fix them.
I am doing support work in the field on a software system written with Visual FoxPro. Only the runtime is delivered to the end user. I have both Microsoft Access and Microsoft FoxPro on my system but when I am trouble shooting a site, I connect into their Lan with my laptop. It is time consuming to use these other programs to look at or modify .DBF files on the users system. To do this, I have to set up linkages from the IDE's for each file I want to look at. When I am done, I need to tear these linkages back down because they will no longer exist once I unplug my laptop from their network. I wanted a program that would allow me to quickly scan through a number of .DBF files and if needed make changes with a minimum of overhead work. I searched download.com for programs that would serve this purpose. Your program seemed to be a good fit. I downloaded it and a couple of others, worked with each and when I decided I would continue using yours, registered it.
We develop application software using any kind of DBF format file. The DBF files generated (FoxPro DBFCDX in windows format) are different from the equivalent FoxPro generated in DOS format: as a result of that the utilities I use to maintain the DBF files (mainly DBU of Clipper) are enable to manage all formats. I should have at least 3 versions of the same utility. For this matter I started a research on the web to find a more rational tool. I've downloaded several DBF managers very good products but they don't solve the compatibility problem. Only DBFView has the main feature I'm searching for : it recognizes the DBF format! And then the graphical interface of DBFView is very user friendly, agreeable to see, and the exe is very small.
DBF File Viewer makes working with databases simple and hassle free. DBF File Viewer makes working with databases simple and hassle free. The program allows you to add, delete, recall, sort, zap, pack records, view and edit files in DOS or Windows.